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« on: January 29, 2012 05:05:58 PM »

I made a dress for my daughter each day this weekend - sewing bliss!    We're going on holidays soon, so I wanted to give her a couple of nice summer dresses to wear while we're there...  

This is the dress I made on Sunday - it's the Oliver + S Tea Party Sundress, and it's now availble as a printable pattern - - I think it was just $9 to download on the oliver + s website, and I was assembling my pattern in mere minutes.  Love instant gratification!



The pattern only goes to a size 5, but my daughter is a size 6, so I modified the pattern pieces and I did it *almost* perfectly, but I didn't think to lengthen the skirt pieces, so it ended up being a little on the short side.  So then at the last minute I added the bottom pink piece to try to add a bit of length - I ended up adding about 3/4" that way - a little more length, anyway!  Grin

I cut all the pattern pieces out last night (Saturday) and it probably took me about 2 hours to get all my changes worked out and then cut out.  Then today, I probably spent about 4 hours sewing it all together - or so; I was interrupted by my kids more often than not...  There are 6 panels in the skirt and a liner on the bodice.  I did french seams throughout to keep it clean inside, and then there's all that top-stitching.  It's truly beautiful in all its detail.  

I love how the pink and the yellow play off each other to make this a very bright, summery dress - It really looks so much better in real life, but I just couldn't get my camera to cooperate tonight.  Tongue

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012 05:37:06 PM »

It looks very cute! Is that piping between the skirt panels? Either way it is adorable.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012 07:59:58 AM »

Yes, it's "flat piping" - just some bias-cut fabric folded in half, as recommended by the pattern...  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012 10:14:23 AM »

Lucky little gal with 2 dresses in 2 days!  Great job  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012 10:24:37 AM »

Yes, it's "flat piping" - just some bias-cut fabric folded in half, as recommended by the pattern...  Cheesy

Ooo, fun! I have to tuck that idea away now. Thanks!
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